(EBOOK / KINDLE) The Plan author Alison Paul

E readers are so often frustrated that their imaginations take flight far

ahead of their 
of their skills They want complex interesting stories and they ll be delighted with The Plan With just one or two words on each page Alison Paul Barbara Lehman tell a story full of imagination through the interplay between pictures characters and wordsA young child dreams of flying to Saturn and so it all begins with a plan A plane a map of the solar system her trusty dog Soaring up to the planets By the third page in maybe I m slower than your typical id I realized that each word just changes by one letter plan becomes plane then plane becomes planet You can t read the story without spending time investigating the pictures What is happening What is the girl thinking about Whose plane is outside Why is a plane sitting outside at a farm But the words help move the story along too The word game adds intrigue and humor as readers try to figure out the rules of the gameWhat s magical is how the story has depth and feeling far beyond the words As the young girl discovers a ey to a photo album we realize that her mother used to fly the plane but she is no longer here As the story unfolds the father and daughter together to launch the plane honoring the girl s motherI ve been and daughter together plan to launch the plane honoring the girl s motherI ve been about the age range for this book While I think it sings particularly well for new readers in indergarten or 1st grade I think the story will resonate with older and younger children Pre readers will love being able to read the story developing through the pictures And the story will resonate with older children who will understand the emotional depth as well as have fun with the very clever word play In my ideal world I d love to have 2nd and 3rd graders create new stories that change word by word one letter at a time and see where it takes them Simple Colorful illustrations Few Words but great for P word letter recongition A Wonderful Family Story told through pictures and few words I like that the words change by each letter on each page so it s fun to help a id read I also like the story that s told in the illustration. Book collaboration proves the only difference between reality and a dream is a plan  . The PlanThis was a terrific book the words are very simple and easy for very beginning readers to sound out Pint might be the only tricky one depending on their familiarity with longshort vowels But the illustrations the actual story is all in the pictures And what a great opportunity for a Small Person with a vivid imagination to be able to see what s really going on and explain it in their own words In that aspect it s practically a wordless book since you don t need the words to complete the storyBut the words are there and the way to complete the storyBut the words are there and the way changes just one letter at a time makes it a fun challenge for the reader to see what s different and how adding or subtracting or altering just one letter can change the entire meaning maybe a book to read to a preschool or indergarten class This is a brilliant book using only twenty words With Barbara Lehman s simple but detailed illustrations Alison Paul tells a story changing one letter at a time It s a story of a young girl her dog and her father some secrets some sadness an adventure and lots of joy
i loved it 
loved it up up and away with The PlanThe Plan has 20 words Twenty P words One two maybe three words to a page Pictures and imagination fill in the blanks between the words creating a story on the page and in your heart A girl her dog and her Pa set out to turn a plan into reality with dreams and healing hitching a rideThis story is not one to plow through I had to remind myself to slow down and take a closer look and really absorb the words and pictures As the story plays out on the page the deeper and deeper the emotions and plan seems to get Reader participation and perception are a must with The Plan See how many extra P words you can find in the pictures as you go along Imagine and observeA fun creative way to tell a tale Very simple book that uses few words to tell a story The illustrations reminded me of books from my childhood with muted colors and simple line drawing I love words and this book begins with one word plan and uses illustrations to let you now what the plan is Each succeeding page adds or subtracts letters to tell this story of a girl As a father and daughter cope with a loss they rediscover an important piece of family Ho lives on a farm but want to travel to the planet Saturn We see her day in the form of the chores she does and then the discovery of an old album belonging to her dad Her dreams of flying match her parents and the story goes on to come to an ending with her not flying to Saturn but flying with her goes on to come to an ending with her not flying to Saturn but flying with her I truly enjoyed her dream as it was similar to mine as a child that is flying and I did grow up in the country as she did Dreams of childhood shape who we are and it was a true pleasure to see a children s book that balances dreams and reality in such a uniue way with the word choices A fun word chain book Changed one letter of a word at a time to tell the story Told in words that shift by one letter from page to page this picture book is a lesson in imagination from its structure to its subject matter A little girl makes a plan to take a plane up into space to Saturn She lives on a farm with her dog who accompanies her everywhere As they work on the farm she discovers a ey that unlocks her father s photo album There she discovers that he and her mother were pilots on The Mighty Comet So the girl discovers that he and her mother were pilots on The Mighty Comet So the girl her plan with her father They all work together to restore the airplane allowing themselves time to grieve for the loss of her mother and then all take off into the air togetherPaul demonstrates incredible restraint and control in the text of this book Changing just one letter from page to page could result in a book that is stagnant but instead this book explores and the story develops in a natural way The simple text allows readers to fill in the story to discover the ey and what it unlocks and to participate in the shared adventure The component of the mother s death is deftly handled subtle and uietWith such simple text the illustrations by Lehman really tell the full story Done in watercolor gouache and ink they too share the uiet wonder of the text They are done in deep colors that shimmer on the page inviting the reader to look closely and exploreA brilliant picture book filled with word play that is easy to read and a story with beauty and depth Appropriate for ages 3 5 New readers and pr. Istory and begin building a new life Alison Paul and Barbara Lehman's innovative picture. ,